It’s hard to say anything negative about the Pentax Spotmatic F camera, especially after you’ve had yours serviced by master Pentax repair guru Eric Hendrickson.
Even with a camera functioning as designed, things can still go wrong. I shot a whole roll of Kodak Portra 400 on the beach in Bodega Bay on New Years Eve 2017. When I went to pick up my film at the lab a week later, the guy behind the counter told me that my roll was one of several that “got stuck” in the machine during processing causing overdevelopment and staining. Apologies, a no charge for the processing and a free roll of film helped ease the disappointment.
Even though many of my last day of the year shots were completely ruined, the few that poked through the processing mistake were surprisingly pleasing. Here is one of my favorites.